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Used Motor Oil & Filters

To recycle used motor oil and oil filters, follow these three easy steps:

  1. Order free oil jugs and filter bags by calling your recycling collection company. You must use these City-issued oil jugs and filter bags which are designed to prevent leaks.
  2. Place filled oil jugs and filter bags on the curb near your recycling cart for collection.
  3. After collecting your used motor oil jugs and filter bags, the driver will leave a replacement for what is collected.


Oil mixed with antifreeze, transmission fluid, or any other automotive fluid will NOT be collected. For safe disposal of other automotive fluids, contact the Santa Clara Countywide Household Hazardous Waste Program at (408) 299-7300 or schedule a free appointment online.